2022 GOALS for Gerrit

The year 2021 has been a challenging one because of the COVID-19 global emergency; nevertheless, the Gerrit Code Review project has continued to deliver what the community expected:

GerritForge delivered on the promise of making Gerrit more cloud-native, with a particular focus on AWS, the platform that most users have adopted for running in the cloud. GoogleCloud has also been our focus, assuring a cloud-neutral approach to Gerrit and providing support for events over PubSub.

Focusing on Gerrit unique values

A successful product focuses on what makes it unique and innovative, compared to anything else in the world.

We believe that the key aspects that make Gerrit Code Review THE platform of choice for developing software based on Git repositories are:

  • Large-scale
    Gerrit is THE best platform for developing large-scale projects, huge monorepos, and a large number of changes and refs.
  • Maximum availability
    Large organizations and communities of developers need a platform that is always available, anywhere, anytime, 24×7, and 365 days a year.
  • Performance
    The need to work remotely poses multiple issues, one of them being the increase of network latency. Gerrit multi-site distribution of the repositories and reviews allows anyone, anywhere in the world, to clone, push and review at optimal latency and performance.
  • Quality of tracing of reviews
    Gerrit is based on single-commit code reviews, a winning approach in terms of review accuracy and supporting changes chains, and full traceability of the entire review history and workflow.

Many popular Git code-review tools exist in the Open-Source community; Gerrit is the winning choice when scale, availability, performance, and quality do matter.

GerritForge goals for improving Gerrit in 2022

Scale Gerrit beyond limits

GerritForge and the rest of the community have worked hard to identify the bottlenecks of large mono-repos with Gerrit. Some of them can be mitigated by keeping the Git repository lean and organized, despite the massive amount of push traffic and reviews coming from large teams.

We want to focus on improving at least ten times the following KPIs, without having a significant impact on the overall system performance:

  • Number of changes and refs in a repository: millions of changes and tens of millions of refs
  • Size of the repository: hundreds of GBs

GerritForge will step up its involvement in the JGit project in 2022 and introduce many innovations, some of them already implemented in the C-Git implementation:

  • JGit support for multi-pack index
  • Revamp of JGit cache, allowing the pluggability of high-performance implementations
  • Improvement of JGit bitmaps for large number of refs
  • Support for high-performance large storage systems
  • Introduction of new performance metrics
  • Replace Prolog with native submit rules in the owners plugin

99.999% up-time

GerritForge maintains a free service known as GerritHub.io to demonstrate what Gerrit can do and achieve. GerritHub.io is the most advanced and reliable Open-Source vanilla Gerrit deployment, apart from Google’s.

GerritHub.io uptime in 2021 – checked and reported by PIngdom.com

We achieved an astonishing 99.99% SLA in 2021; we want to push the GerritHub.io uptime further to 99.999%, reducing the annual downtime to just 315s.

In order to reach a five-nines uptime, we will work on:

  • Granular probing and health-checks
  • Advanced repositories performance monitoring and alerting
  • Gerrit limits and deadlines
  • RCAs
  • Multi-site improvements

Goal #3: Increase 1000x times the Gerrit replication performance

GerritForge has presented the innovating pull-replication plugin at the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021, showing that it is possible to replicate Git commits and changes meta-data across the globe with msec latency. The pull-replication plugin technology and speed is going to be improved and made available and Open-Sourced to anyone and match and outperform the traditional replication plugin features.

Join the 2022 endeavor


We need YOU and the Gerrit community’s help and support in this 2022 endeavor.

GerritForge has already increased his Team of contributors working on the project, including three Gerrit maintainers and two Gerrit release managers. However, Gerrit’s success is in the cooperation, contribution, and ideas of the whole community of contributors, Gerrit admins, and users.

Let us know what you think about our goals. We are happy to cooperate and work with anyone sharing the same values and goals.

2022 is the year where Gerrit Code Review is pushed beyond its limits even further, making it the MOST innovative tool for large-scale repositories and teams worldwide.

Gerrit: 2021 in review

Yet another year has passed for the Gerrit Code Review project with many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, new exciting releases, and the most popular Gerrit User Summit with the largest audience ever in its 12 years of history.

2021 in numbers

  • 93 registered attendees to the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021, connecting from 56 companies over 17 countries, 14 talks showcased by 15 presenters over 2 days
  • 1 Gerrit Contributors’ Summit
  • 35 releases of which 2 major versions (v3.4.0 and v3.5.0.1) and 33 patches
  • 107 contributors from 32 organizations, merging 4763 changes to 84 projects

The Gerrit Code Review community has shown resiliency during these difficult times, with outstanding participation in the events organized during the year, all remote and lacking the much-needed face-to-face interaction.

  • Commits: -26%
  • Projects: -16%
  • Contributors: -30%
  • Companies: -41%
  • Average changes/contributor: +10%

The engagement has paid its toll after two years of pandemics with fewer organizations willing to invest time in contributing to Gerrit, possibly also impacted by the uncertainty of the future. 2021 has also been the first whole year of the project without David Pursehouse, one of the Gerrit project’s top #3 contributors. He was used to contributing 1.5k changes per year, which would alone easily justify the drop observed.

On the bright side, the contributors that continued over the year 2021 have shown an increased commitment as the number of active projects and commits has dropped less than the contributors, increasing the change/contributor rate compared to 2020.

Major organisations contributing to Gerrit in 2021

Google is confirmed to be the leading force of the Gerrit Code Review project, with over 62% of the changes merged, while GerritForge continues to be the #1 top contributor from the rest of the community. There are a couple of pleasant special surprises from the contributors.

  • Wikimedia Foundation confirmed to be the #2 top contributor from the community, all provided by Paladox who has been awarded Gerrit Maintainer in November.
  • SAP continues to be a strong contributor, just below Wikimedia Foundation, with Thomas being awarded Gerrit Maintainer in November.
  • Qualcomm is back on the shortlist of the top maintainers, with many new names in the list of contributors, well done!

Top-ten projects with major activity in 2021

  1. gerrit (2,903 changes)
  2. plugins/code-owners (447 changes)
  3. jgit (287 changes)
  4. plugins/task (83 changes)
  5. plugins/multi-site (57 changes)
  6. aws-gerrit (44 changes)
  7. modules/cache-chroniclemap (40 changes)
  8. plugins/checks (39 changes)
  9. plugins/high-availability (39 changes)
  10. plugins/replication (38 changes)

The first surprise is that the code-owners, the emerging star of the Gerrit plugins, received a massive investment of effort from Edwin (Google), who contributed 89% of the changes to it. The code-owners plugin has also been presented at the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 and attracted the community’s attention.

The second surprise is the decline in contributions in the jgit project during the past two years: from 820 changes/year is now down to 374 changes in 2021.

Task is now the #2 plugin project in terms of merged changes in 2021. Qualcomm keeps the project’s full ownership with 98.9% of changes in 2021.

GerritForge confirm their commitment to improving Gerrit Multi-Site, as its plugin is the #3 in terms of changes merged in 2021.

Aws-gerrit is a relatively new project, presented less than two years ago and contributed by GerritForge, who contributed over 99% of the changes. It confirms to be a very active project that has helped the Gerrit Code Review open-source project deploy and test well-known “recipes” of infrastructure setups and see how Gerrit performs and works on those. Many bugs have been detected before the release and identified by the aws-gerrit project and CI integration.

The cache-chroniclemap module confirms to be very active in 2021, with 40 changes all provided by GerritForge. This relatively new module allows existing Gerrit setups to increase the overall performance of all persistent caches, which are vital in reducing the REST-API latency across all Gerrit features.

The checks plugin was deprecated back in 2020. However, it still shows significant changes and investment from Google in supporting the new Gerrit checks-API and UI. However, the rate of contributions is in stiff decline, down from the 324 changes in 2019 when it was still an actively developed project.

The last two plugins projects in the top tens are the replication and high-availability plugins, which has received major contributions from Qualcomm, GerritForge, Google and Ericsson.

Top events in 2021

The Gerrit Code Review community abandoned the idea of a face-to-face event in 2021 because of the continued global pandemic of COVID-19.
Instead, there were two separate virtual events for sharing the news of what is happening on the platform and the expectations from the community.

Virtual Gerrit Contributors’ Summit – 9th of June

The summit was organized by the Gerrit Community Managers and had an amazing audience amongst the contributors. The presentations showed what different teams are working on and reported into the summit notes:

Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 – 2-3 of December

It was the first experiment of an entirely Virtual User Summit of the Gerrit Code Review project history. The challenges were multiple, including the limitations of allowing up to 100s of attendees, shortening the overall time to 3h x 2 days, and still allowing some interactions between the audience and the presenters. After two years of silence, we have finally received some user stories of using Gerrit in the wild.

The Summit has received vast overall positive feedback and rated 7.9/10, making it a fantastic achievement. The quality and interest of the talks were scored even higher, reaching 8.2/10.

The talks have been fully recorded and published on the GerritForge TV channel:

It was definitely a lot of information and sharing, which showed that the Gerrit Code Review open-source project is alive and active more than ever.

Gerrit features highlights in 2021

Gerrit Code Review has major innovations developed and decisions made over 2021. See below a short recap of the ones that represent a turning point in the evolution of the Gerrit open-source project. Some of them are considered breaking changes and, therefore, need careful analysis and a planned upgrade path.

Speed up of Gerrit upgrade from v2.7 to the latest version

2021 has seen a significant increase in the cooperation and contributions of Qualcomm to the rest of the Gerrit Code Review community, focussed on the speed-up of the Gerrit upgrade process from v2.7 to v3.5.
The contributions and cooperation have brought many improvements to JGit and Gerrit and will allow many more companies to migrate faster and smoother than ever before.

Goodbye to Java 8

From Gerrit v3.5 onwards, the source code and binaries of Gerrit Code Review won’t be compatible with Java 8 anymore.

JSch SSH library is completed removed from Gerrit Code Review

The quirks and obsolescence of the JSch library has cursed Gerrit’s destiny for years. Thanks to Thomas Wolf (Paranor) JGit moved away from it and rebuilt all its Git/SSH stack on top of Apache Mina. That has allowed to remove the JSch library from the Gerrit dependencies and used the Apache Mina SSHD client stack instead.

ElasticSearch is removed from Gerrit Code Review

On the 2nd of February 2021, Elasticsearch B.V. changed its license model and abandoned the Apache 2.0 open-source license for the new versions of ElasticSearch v8 and over.

Gerrit cannot include or require any commercial product not released under one of the open-source licenses allowed by the project. The ElasticSearch backend has not been widely used in the community anyway, based on a recent survey sent to the community therefore the ESC decided on the 3rd of November that the ElasticSearch backend will be removed from Gerrit core and moved into a libModule.

Submit Requirements waving goodbye to Prolog

The Gerrit Code Review project does not use anymore Prolog rules for the submit rules of the project from the 16th of December. The support for Prolog-less submit rules is now mature and it will be part of the forthcoming v3.6 release in 2022.

What’s coming in 2022?

The future of Gerrit Code Review is bright and full of innovative ideas and improvements on the overall development and CI/CD lifecycle. With the forced remote working of millions of developers worldwide, more and more companies are looking on how to make remote interactions more useful and fruitful, reducing frictions and making the workflow smoother and faster more than ever.

Stay tuned and keep on using and contributing to Gerrit Code Review, one of the most innovative and productive platforms for code review and collaboration.

Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 – Summary and Survey Results

The first Gerrit Virtual User Summit took place online on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2021.
If you have missed the Summit, all the presentations and content are online and is directly pointed by the details of the sessions from the main schedule.
All the recordings of the presentations and associated anonymized Q&A are accessible from GerritForge’s TV channel on YouTube.

The Virtual User Summit format and numbers

The Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 was held online to allow most of the community around the globe to attend and share their experience and ideas and avoid the problems with the traveling restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the limitations of the remote format, the interest and attendance to the Virtual User Summit has been outstanding, confirming the resiliency of the community and the will to inform and ask questions, share opinions and discuss no matter the difficulties and challenges.

See below some of the numbers of the Summit:

  • 92 registered attendees, with 71 of them showing up at at least one of the two dates (77% of attendance)
  • 17 countries connected (Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, UK, USA)
  • 56 companies
  • 14 sessions in 2 days
  • 15 presenters

Despite the limitations of the remote interaction and the hours, this has been the largest User Summit ever, terrific news for the whole community.

What do people think about the Summit?

All the 71 attendees have received a Survey about the Summit, 24 of them have provided their feedback.

Q1: How would you rate the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 edition?
The average rating has been 7.9 over 10, with the 45% rating 9 to 10 points out of 10.

Q2: What was your main objective in attending the Summit?
Most responses were around “learning about Gerrit’s new features and initiatives” and “getting in touch with the community and its users”.

Q3: Do you consider to have achieved the objective?
88% of the people said “yes”, which seems consistent with the 7.9/10 overall rating of the Summit.

Q4: If your answer was “no”, what is the aspect that was not achieved?
All of them expressed concerns about the inability to have a two-way direct with the other users at the Summit, which is mainly linked to the technical difficulties and limitations of a remote webinar platform.

Q5: How satisfied are you with the quality of the presentations?
The average rating has been 8.2 over 10, with the 55% rating 9 to 10 points out of 10.

Q6: Would you prefer to have your camera on during the Summit as an attendee?
53% answered no, which shows that opinions are divided on the topic of having remote face-to-face communication with such a large audience.

Q7: Would you like to have breakout rooms to interact as part of the Summit?
76% answered yes, giving good confidence of trying that approach in the next Summit, assuming that would be “virtual” again.

Q8: What would be the best way for you to interact with other attendees and speakers during the Virtual Summit?
The majority of the answers were directed to the use of breakout rooms with a moderator, which matches the feedback given on Q7.

Q9: What platform would you suggest to deliver future Virtual Summits?
Most people did not express preferences, while others mentioned Zoom, Google Meet, and GoToWebinar (the one used during this 2021 Summit).

Q10: What did you like the most about the 2021 Summit, and what should be improved in the subsequent Summits?
Most of the people liked the content and quality of the presentations, which matches the high scores given in Q5. Also, the format of 3h per day, split into two different days, looks optimal for compatibility with the existing working day. Registration and attending the event were straightforward, and the browser-based integration with the stream of Q&A was easy.
The proposals for improvements were on the following points:

  • Having more talks about user stories: do people use topics? What they use for CI integration for them? How people vote on changes/topics?
  • Having direct interactions between participants, seeing their faces and talking to them directly
  • More communication and advertisement of the event beforehand
  • More seamless transition between the webinar part and the interactive Q&A session

What’s next for 2022?

With the new Omicron-variant of COVID-19 raging in the UK and the risk of global expansion in 2022, a face-to-face User Summit next year is still possible but unlikely.
The huge success of the Virtual Summit format could lead us to try an improved version in 2022, trying other platforms like Zoom or Google Meet.

Many new exciting features are coming in 2022, including the release of Gerrit v3.6 and the Prolog-less Submit Requirements. We would love to see again what the community thinks about it and interact more with the real-life Gerrit Code Review users and administrators.

Thanks again to those who have participated and presented at the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021. See you next year for another exciting and more engaging get-together in 2022!

The Virtual Gerrit User Summit is tomorrow!

Join the Gerrit Community tomorrow and Friday from 8 am PST for everything related to the Gerrit Code Review Community.

Gerrit provides web based code review and repository management for the Git version control system. Whether you are experienced or new to Gerrit, you should know that it provides a framework you and your teams can use to review code before it becomes part of the code base. Come and take this chance to join and learn about Gerrit Code Review.

Find here the full schedule of the sessions you will have access to.

Register and join the community event!

Few days left to the virtual Gerrit User Summit

An important part of the summit are the lightning talks, ten-minute talks that intend to present research or demos and work in progress within the Gerrit Code Review.

Join Ian Gauthier, Flywheel.io who will present research performed to evaluate the extent to which historical data is an appropriate benchmark for reviewer recommendation systems. In another session Paul Jolly, CUE demonstrates how the CUE project uses GerritHub in combination with GitHub Actions for Continuous Integration and regression testing. And don’t miss out the live demo and presentation of the AWS-Gerrit project by Antonio Barone, GerritForge with the integration with AWS X-RAY, as part of the efforts to bring Gerrit to the cloud.

Find more details on the agenda and register here.

Be an active part of the Summit: Last Call for Presentations

There are still a few slots open for you to present on the virtual Gerrit User Summit.

Submit your presentation proposal by creating a change to the Gerrit Summit 2021 repository by following these steps:

  • Login to https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com
  • Go to the Gerrit Summit 2021 repository
  • Click “CREATE CHANGE” button and specify the branch (master) and the headline of your talk
  • Click on “EDIT” button on the top-right to edit your change
  • Click on the “ADD/OPEN/UPLOAD” button and enter the filename for your talk (e.g. sessions/super-duper-repos.md for a talk or lightning-talks/mini-session.md for a lightning talk) upload the text for your talk by dragging the markdown text into the window.
  • Click the “PUBLISH EDIT” button on the top-right of the change screen
  • Click on the “MARK AS ACTIVE” button on the top-right of the change screen

Your talk will then be reviewed by the community and, when accepted, merged into the Gerrit User Summit 2021 site.

Don’t miss out!

Gerrit User Summit is calling: submit your presentation

The Gerrit Code Review community invites you to participate at the virtual Gerrit User Summit 2021 scheduled to take place online on the 2nd and 3rd December, from 8 am to 11 am PST.

This year’s program will offer a keynote, six presentation sessions and seven ‘lightning’ (10-minute) talks distributed in two days, so that you can share your ideas, research, demonstrations, live demos, and network with the Gerrit Community and those interested in learning and adopting Gerrit Code Review in their development process.

Submit your presentation proposal by creating a change to the Gerrit Summit 2021 repository by following those steps:

  • Login to https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com
  • Go to the Gerrit Summit 2021 repository
  • Click “CREATE CHANGE” button and specify the branch (master) and the headline of your talk
  • Click on “EDIT” button on the top-right to edit your change
  • Click on the “ADD/OPEN/UPLOAD” button and enter the filename for your talk (e.g. sessions/super-duper-repos.md for a talk or lightning-talks/mini-session.md for a lightning talk) upload the text for your talk by dragging the markdown text into the window.
  • Click the “PUBLISH EDIT” button on the top-right of the change screen
  • Click on the “MARK AS ACTIVE” button on the top-right of the change screen

Your talk will then be reviewed by the community and, when accepted, merged into the Gerrit User Summit 2021 site.

SAVE THE DATE: Gerrit User Summit is back on 2 & 3 Dec 2021

REGISTRATION is open to the Virtual Gerrit User Summit. It will take place on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 https://gerrit.googlesource.com/summit/2021/+/refs/heads/master/index.md

The Gerrit Community is happy to announce the Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021, THE event of the year for everything related to Gerrit Code Review and the trunk-based development pipeline.

A Virtual Summit

The Gerrit User Summit 2021 will be held online only, to allow most of the community around the globe to attend and share their experience and ideas, and avoid the problems with the travelling restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2-day User Summit is open to all the members of the community as well as those that are willing to learn and adopt Gerrit Code Review in their development process.

Summary of the Gerrit User Summit & Hackathon in Sunnyvale

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After months of reviews and contributions by different speakers and attendees, the summary of the last Gerrit User Summit & Hackathon in Sunnyvale CA has been published on the Gerrit Code Review News page.

High-performance Summit in numbers

The Gerrit User Summit 2019 has ended, with highest score of achievements
in the history of the 11 years of the entire Gerrit open-source project:

  • Two dates and locations in a 12-months period: Gothenburg (Sweden) and
    Sunnyvale (California).
  • Four Gerrit releases delivered: v2.15.16, v2.16.11, v3.0.2, v3.1.0
  • 127 people registered across the two locations,
    87 people attended on-site (70% turnout) and 38 people followed the event
    remotely at different times using the live streaming coverage
    provided by GerritForge.
  • 373 changes merged (204 in Gothenburg, 169 in Sunnyvale).
  • 32 developers attended the Hackathons, 8 of them have never contributed or
    attended an event before.
  • The highest performing version of Gerrit v3.1.0 released, with over
    2x git and REST-API performance compared to v3.0.x.
  • 22 talks presented across Gothenburg and Sunnyvale, with 6 new speakers
    that have never presented before at the Summit.

The performance of the Summit is yet again another evidence of the continuous
growth of the community and the increased synergies with the JGit, OpenStack/Zuul
and the Tuleap open-source projects.

Read the full Summit and Hackathon summary on the Gerrit Code Review web-site.

Happy New Year, Gerrit Code Review

It has been a hectic and productive year for ourselves at GerritForge and the Gerrit Code Review Community.
We want to take this opportunity to recap some of the milestones of the 2019 and the exciting perspectives for 2020 and beyond.

Gerrit Code Review, 2019 in numbers

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Gerrit had over 120+ contributors from all around the world coming from 33 different companies and organisations, which is excellent. There is a robust 6% increase in the number of commits (+231 commits) but a reduction in the number of contributors (-7 authors).

With regards to the overall trend of commits during the year, the success of the Gerrit User Summit 2019 in Sunnyvale is visible, with an increase of the rate of commits around October/November.

Top-three projects of the 2019

  1. Gerrit (1,626 commits) is, of course, the most active project. However, it is visibly down in terms of number of commits from 2018 (-19%). That is a consequence of the shift of focus to the other two key components listed below, which are available as plugins and then not accounted for the overall gerrit core repository statistics.
  2. Checks (315 commits) is the brand-new 1st class CI integration API for external build systems, such as Jenkins and Zuul. It is incredible how in just 12 months it has become robust and fully mature. It is currently used for the validation of all changes on the Gerrit project.
  3. Multi-site (234 commits) is the long-awaited support for Gerrit that everyone has been waiting for years. It is finally available for all active and supported versions (from 2.16+ onwards).

Top-three companies contributing to Gerrit

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  1. Google is, with no surprise, still the top contributor of the Gerrit project overall. It is basically stable from 2018 (around 43%) as a confirmation of the continued commitment to the project.
  2. GerritForge is growing significantly in the contribution to the project, with exactly half of the contributions of Google. This is a significant result from 2018 with a 7% growth of involvement.
  3. CollabNet is sliding to the 3rd position (it was 2nd in 2018) with a 3% decrease of contributions. As noticeable mention, however, David Pursehouse from CollabNet is still the number #1 maintainer in terms of number of commits.

Even if it is outside the top#3 contributors companies, SAP deserves a special mention for its continuous involvement in the JGit project, which is at the basis of Gerrit engine, and its fantastic engagement in improving the Gerrit CI system and integrating it with the checks plugin.

Top-three achievements from GerritForge

The outstanding results of contributions of GerritForge in 2019 have been focused on three major topics.

Gerrit multi-site, released and production ready

We released the Gerrit Multi-Site plugin, allowing seamless balancing in a distributed environment, a technologically highly advanced development, crucial for very distributed companies. See https://gerrit.googlesource.com/plugins/multi-site for more information.

Gerrit User Summits in Europe, USA and streaming

We successfully organised and executed the Gerrit User Group in Europe and the US. The event was very well received by the community with an overall attendance of some 87 on-site and 38 in streaming. Have a look at https://gitenterprise.me/2019/12/23/gerrit-user-summit-survey/ for interesting feedback on those from the attendees.
We opened our own local office in Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley. A crucial move to better serve our ever-expanding US customer base.

Gerrit Analytics for the Android Open-Source Project

We kickstarted the Gerrit Analytics for the Android open-source project initiative: after the successful adoption of the automatic collection of code metrics on the Gerrit project (see https://analytics.gerrithub.io) the Android team asked GerritForge to start working on extracting the same metrics from their code.

What’s coming in 2020

Gerrit v3.2 is currently under development and it is planned to be released around April/May 2020. It represents a major milestone for the Gerrit project with the support for Java 11 and large JVM heaps, up to hundreds of GBytes. Gerrit v3.2 is definitely the release that everyone that has a big repository (mono-repos) should target as next upgrade. See the Gerrit .roadmap at https://www.gerritcodereview.com/roadmap.html for more details about the planned features.

More work and improvements on the checks plugin, with the aim of fully integrating it into everyone’s user-journey and their CI/CD pipeline. Our first blog-post of 2020 will be how to use Jenkins and Checks plugin together with GerritHub.io.

Multi-site and HA will become more integrated with Gerrit, with the aim of moving parts of their technologies (e.g. global ref-db) into JGit and thus used in Gerrit core.

The Gerrit User Summit 2020 will continue the experiment of cross-pollination with other communities, after the success of the interactions with the JGit and OpenStack communities in 2019. Bazel is the next target, as it is used as the de-facto standard build system for Gerrit and its plugins.


 

Again, Best wishes from your friends at GerritForge and looking forward to a continuing successful partnership in the coming years.

Luca Milanesio
Gerrit Maintainer, Release Manager and member of the ESC.